Detroit commanding officer dies of COVID-19

The unidentified officer is the second to die from COVID-19 complications in the city


Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — A Detroit Police Department commanding officer has died due to complications from COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

The death was reported Tuesday. Circumstances surrounding the death were not provided.

Earlier Tuesday, officials announced the department’s first death -- a 911 operator.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said over the weekend that eight officers had been diagnosed with the virus, while more than 200 were quarantining.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the state has confirmed that there are 1,791 cases of COVID-19 in Michigan and 24 people have died.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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